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. it establishes european parliamentary system. six suicide bombers stormed a u.s. aid compound in northern afghanistan early today. at least four other people were killed. none of them americans. two were wounded. the taliban claimed responsibility. meantime, general petraeus arrived in kabul. he is taking over u.s. and nato operations in afghanistan, following the resignation of general stanley mcchrystal last week. media reports say iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad wants to ban signature western products such as coca-cola. in retaliation for new sanctions against his nuclear program. chief washington correspondent jim angle looks at the latest effort to put the squeeze on iran. >> reporter: president obama now signed a bipartisan bill passed by congress to tighten sanctions on iran in hopes to deter the nuclear program. >> there should be no doubt the united states and the international community are determined to prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. >> the u.s. action follows u.n. security council passage of additional sanctions in early june and the u.s. sanctions build on
to be sputtering? arizona governor fires back over immigration. a tribute to the longest serving senator in u.s. history raises eyebrows. from the studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm bret baier. we begin on the fox news job hunt with the june unemployment numbers. national jobless rate declined from 9.7% to 9.5%. president obama declared the economy headed in the right direction but as correspondent james rosen reports other numbers offer evidence of a darker view. >> the economy created 600,000 private sector job this year. start turn around from last year when we lost 3.7 million jobs in height of the recession. >> reporter: that was one way of reading a labor department june employment data. here is another. private sector added 83,000 jobs last month. on the plus side of the ledger to be sure, but 25% short of what the analysts predicted. the three-month average for job growth in the private sector, which reached 154,000 from february to april now stands at 119,000. unmistakable sign the recovery is losing steam. >> i think what you are seeing is what a fact of life about re
's u.s. ambassador about the airliner crash that killed 152 people, and she examines u.s./pakistani relations after the leak of thousands of secret military documents. >> ifill: we ask environmental engineer nancy kinner to track what's happened to the oil in the water. 100 days after the gulf disaster. >> lehrer: and spencer michels tells the story of a one-man mission to help clean up the oil in louisiana. >> a private individual has taken it upon himself to try to protect the barrier islands in the gulf of mexico. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> this is the engine that zero emission technologies to breathing a little easier, while taking 4.6 million truckloads off the road every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting
be in the works to trade accused spies between u.s. and russia. we show you how supporters of arizona now contested immigration law are fighting back. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm shannon bream in tonight for bret baier. there is outrage in some quarters tonight because of president obama's use of a recess appointment to install his controversial pick to run medicare and medicaid. chief washington correspondent jim angle tells us why the reaction to dr. donald burrwick is so emotional. >> burrwick will run the largest insurance program in the country because medicare and medicaid cover 100 million americans and spends $800 million. but burrwick has said things that are not part of the administration pitch on healthcare. any healthcare funding plan that is just equitable, civilized and humane he said, must, must redistrict wealth. republicans suspected obama didn't want a confirmation hearing where such statements were bound to come up and that's why he waited 17 months to nominate someone. >> he didn't want somebody to have to answer the
in the u.s. house. >> military experts tell us that it could take up to 10 more years to achieve an acceptable outcome in afghanistan. we have already been there for nine years. i believe that it is too high of a price to take -- toay. for those that say we must pay it because we are going after al qaeda, afghanistan is where al qaeda used to beat off. today there are fewer than 100 al qaeda in afghanistan, which was confirmed last night -- last month by the cia chief. they have relocated to other countries and regions. i yield myself an addional minute. i have the utmost respect for our troops, who have done everything asked of them. but they are being let down by the inability of the government of afghanistan and in some instances, pakistan, to do their part. i would be willing to support additional war funding provided that congress would vote, up or down, explicitly on whether or not to continue this policy after a new national intelligence estimate is produced. absent that discipline, i cannot but my constituentsin the eye to say that this operation will hurt our enemies mor
, so good, the cat in the zero oil well in the gulf of mexico works. the u.s. and britain criticized the release of the libyan bomber. targeting the faithful, suicide bombers attacked a shia mosque. just three weeks after taking office, roger is new prime minister calls -- australia's new prime minister calls for an election in august. welcome to bbc news. i am juliet dunlop. engineers are now studying the results of pressure test to see along the cat can contain the leak. our correspondent reports. >> is this the moment that the state of bp's oil spill stretched to vanish from the waters of the gulf of mexico? a mile down, this is how it looked last night. the leak was gradually being turned off until the flow was cut to just a wisp of oil and then shut it totally. it is good news, although president obama warned americans to be cautious. >> one of the problems with having this camera down there is that, when the oil stops gushing, everybody feels like we're done and we are not. scientists are doing a number of test. they want to make sure that, by putting this cap on, the oil is no
we'll have that whole interview for you. first eric shawn and brand-new reporting. the u.s. commission of civil rights is demanding answers into why the decision was made to drop a high profile voter intimidation case against members of the new black panthers after it had already won. tomorrow the commission will hear from j. christian adams, that man right there, a doj attorney who quit his job and turned whistle belower -- whistle-blower over the handling of this case. he told us last week that soupb is lying about the reasons why charges were not pursued under the leadership of attorney general eric holder. it started after this video cause shot outside a philadelphia polling station on election day in 2008. new black panthers party members, one with a night stick glaring at voters. in one case allegedly tried to keep people out of the following place. eric shawn is live in our new york newsroom with the new details. >> reporter: he was a justice department lawyer in the voting rights division, that is the unit that is supposed to protect the rights of voters across the
. >>> new denials that bp played a role in the release of a convicted terrorist but some u.s. lawmakers are not buying it. this hour, cnn's richard quest presses libya's oil minister about the lockerbie bomber and whether a deal was can you the to free him. apple reveals its response to an embarrassing problem with its newest iphones three weeks after they went on sale. will customers who race to buy these new gadgets be satisfied? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> bp says it is encouraged by what's happening in the gulf of mexico right now. for more than 24 hours a new well cap has been containing the oil that spewed into the water for almost three months. the critical integrity test as it's called and the cap is still under way right now. the worst may, repeat, may be over but as we've seen in this disaster sometimes things can go wrong at any moment. let's check in with cnn's david mattingly joining us now from new orleans. david, you just got off a phone conference with thad allen, the national incident commander. he updated us on what's going on right now. give
the spiritual stronghold in kandahar is behind schedule. experts say the u.s. and nato forces don't get the key intelligence they need to target the taliban fighters. 102 coalition forces died in june. even with better intelligence in kandahar, those numbers are sure to increase. >> in the short term, casualties will go up. i'm convinced we can succeed and will succeed in kandahar is the key area. if we succeed there, we will succeed in the rest of this struggle. >> reporter: south carolina republican lindsey graham put petraeus' burden more succinctly. >> this is our last best to win. >> reporter: they might need new rules of engagement, but experts say don't give troops enough flexibility amongst enemies hiding amongst civilians. >> change how quickly people make decisions in allowing a soldier to engage a target or the soldier to be supported with heavier cap ber weaponry -- caliber weaponry such as 50 caliber indirect fire artillery or aviation-related assets to help him win the fight. >> reporter: petraeus told lawmakers who travel to afghanistan the rules classified for security reasons a
supplier of fuel to the u.s. military. for more up to the minute coverage of the disaster in the gulf, head to fox news to the come. we have every angle covered on the spill. efforts to contain and it details on how you can help. that's at foxnews.com. fresh fall-out today for the rnc chairman michael steele after his controversial comments about afghanistan. and some members of his own party are questioning whether he can even keep his job. all because of a tape that surfaced showing steele's comments at a connecticut fundraiser last week. somebody asked him about how president obama is handling the war in afghanistan. listen to how he replied. >> this was a war of obama's chzing. this is not something that the united states had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in. well, if he's such a student of history, has he not understood that you know, that's the one thing you don't do is engage in a land war in afghanistan? all right? because everyone who has tried over a thousand years of history, has failed. >> jon: did you hear what he said at the beginning there that afghanistan was a war
of washington this morning. tens of thousands of confidential u.s. military records posted on line. what secrets are revealed. we will have the story when the morning news continues. presenting the cadillac "summer's best" sales event. a fantastic opportunity to get a great offer on an all new cadillac srx luxury collection crossover... ..with a bose premium sound system. and an ultra-view sunroof designed to let more summer time in. summer brings out the best in all of us, so now's the perfect time to get behind the wheel of a new cadillac. hurry in for great lease or purchase offers on an all new srx during cadillac's summer's best sales event going on now at your cadillac dealer. >>> good morning to you. look back. a short final ago the founder of the wicki leaks website said there appears to be evidence of war crimes in the more than 90,000 classified u.s. military records posted on line. scott mcfarlane has late details live this morning in our washington, d.c. bureau, scott, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. really an unprecedented release of military information and as you m
with this fox news alert. the u.s. commission on civil rights has now wrapped up its hearing into a high profile voter intimidation case. wrapped up for the day any way. a hearing featuring former department of justice attorney j. christian adams, the man you saw right here in a fox news "america live" exclusive. the commission is a federal agency. it is an independent body, bi-partisan charged with helping enforcement of our civil rights laws, and they are investigating why the doj dropped this case. j. christian adams today described under oath how the obama anministration backed off of a voter intimidation case involving the group called the new black panther. the reason he says, race and politics. he even accused his bosses at the doj of not even bothering to read the legal briefs behind the case. >> mr. rows even baltimore told -- rose nba um told mr. coats and i'm sure he would testify under oath if able to comply with the subpoena that he hadn't even read these memos. >> he rose nba um. >> that's correct before he began to argue against this case. and coats was so outraged he said that is
report found more than 6,000 health and safety violations in the u.s. capitol complex. the problems range from fire hazards to electrical issues. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has been trying for days to speak with the architect of the capitol about those vie layings. we finally caught up with him. >> reporter: this report -- since the report became public this week, we've been trying without success to get an interview with the architect of the capitol. he didn't have to talk to us but he does have to talk to congress. d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton wants some answers. >> i'm a member and i want to know. >> reporter: answers into why this government report found 6,300 safety hazards inside capitol hill office buildings, including 1700 electrical problems and more than 1,000 fire hazards. norton says the hill's 30,000 workers and millions of visitors also deserve to know what's being done. >> i didn't want to read this place was -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: the report also found the library of congress racked up 537 violations. the press office of the architect of the capitol had
britain cannot extradite four terrorism suspect to the u.s. until it proves the sentences don't violate the human rights charter. norwegian agencies announced arrest of three suspected al-qaeda members. >>> there is a questionable conviction and matter much of the world considers the question of morality, not criminality. amy kellogg has more. >> reporter: we are getting unconfirmed reports that a stoning sentence handed out to woman was canceled but it does not mean she will avoid the death penalty altogether. this evening, the human rights groups are looking for clarity. 43-year-old ashtiani was sentenced to stoning for alleged adultery and already spent five years in jail. mother of two received 99 lashes for this alleged ultima adultery. the only proof of her act is what she called forced confession and "knowledge and evaluation of two judges." her son risking his own life written to the head of judiciary begging judges to spare her life saying -- >> iran is a state party to the covenant of political, civil rights, not to torture people. the iranian authorities say they don't tortur
>> shannon: shades of the cold war as the u.s. and russia agree to exchange accused spies. global bankers tell president obama to raise your taxes. does the president's promise that healthcare reform will not add to the deficit have any basis in reality? live from the studio in washington, this is special report. good evening, i'm shannon bream in for bret baier. what is reported as the largest spy swap between u.s. and russia since the cold war is set to be in motion. correspondent david lee miller is following the cloak and dagger action from new york. good evening, david. >> hello, shannon. it's official now, the spy swap is now underway, ten spies convicted in the united states will be traded for four russians incarcerated there. allegedly spying for the west. the action unfolded a shortime ago in lower manhattan. all ten accused spies arrested last month pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to add to the foreign agent for russian federation and for that crime, they face a maximum of five years but they were each sentenced to time served and deportation and a short period of
and welcome. the u.s. president barack obama has welcomes bp's success in stopping the oil leak in the gulf of mexico. he told reporters it was undoubtedly progress. new research is being done to determine whether the leak can be shut down without new leaks of peering. >> is this the moment the stain of the oil spill starts to vanish from the borders of the gulf of mexico? 1 mile down, this is how it looked last night. the leak gradually being turned off, until the flow was cut to just a wisp of oil. news, but president obama warned americans to be cautious. >> one of the problems is that when the oil stopped gushing, everyone feels like we are done. and we are not. scientists are doing a number of tests. what they want to make sure of to make sure the oil is not seeking out in other ways that could be more catastrophic. -- the oil is not seeping out in other ways that could be more catastrophic. >> is images like this that have battered the reputation of bp. but what have they achieved on the sea bed? the flow of oil was successfully shut off last night. watching for signs of leaks, our ro
dangerous plots since 9/11. u.s. counterterrorism officials linked this man to the plot. the feds consider him a top al qaeda operate sieve and the f.b.i. has been looking for him since 2003 and put up a $5 million reward for capture. he med with him in 2008. counterterrorism agents say he and two friend got weapons training. a year later investigators rested za. >> i and. >> richard mentor is with us, author of the book losing bin laden. good to see you, thank you very much. >> good to see you. >> i'm trying to figure out how big a deal this is and why we haven't caught this guy. >> the guy at the center of this, adnan shukrijumah, has been alluding intelligence not just in the u.s., but in mexico, the u.s. thought he was going to try to sneak across to carry out and attack. mexicans couldn't find him. he was spotted in el salvador. he's always in the caribbean or southern areas an there are reports tracked to find this guy. he seems to be able to put together his own network of homegrown terrorists. >> go ahead. >> oh, so yeah, he's able to put together a network which is -- after 2005 w
orleans. >>> the u.s. military bars women from combat units. a congresswoman wants that to change since women are getting shot at anyway. she says the policy acts as a glass ceiling. >> reporter: a california congresswoman said if women were allowed into the infantry and other combat jobs it would open up more promotions and better prepare them for attacks and ambushes they are already facing. >> they don't get enough of that training. they don't get enough of that time. >> reporter: the army says all soldiers deployed to iraq and afghanistan get some combat-specific training such as convoy, live fire exercises. reaction to ambush, weapons training, combat life saver training and other skills. when what is in afghanistan i spoke with someone. >> we do this one drill where we have all our gear on, like a full combat load. we do a whole bunch of pushups and sprint and try to shoot so we understand what it's like to shoot under pressure. >> in the civilian world there is a reason human resource supervisors don't become ceos but sales executives do. they are directly involved in what that b
,000 for the chevy volt and for the nissan. we will get your calls in a moment. this from "the new york times," "u.s. military chief is pressing the iraqis to end the deadlock to the rest in securities gains. nearly five months after the elections in march ended without a decisive leader, the leaders of political blocs are divided over staying in power for a second term. many politicians say that the impasse could extend after more than seven years of war, reducing the number of troops to more than 50,000 by the end of august. " another energy related story this morning, "on the surface the oil spill in the gulf is vanishing fast." it says "the oil slick in the gulf of mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected. a piece of good news that raises tricky new questions about how best bet big government should scaled-back its response." also this morning on the front page of "usa today," "closures in three areas, almost all of the beaches closed from the spill have been clustered in three areas of louisiana. this is the 20th annual report conducted by the national research defe
will ask for more sanctions than just those passed by the u.s. and u.n. in jerusalem, reena ninan, fox news. >> bret: back here in the u.s., fishing as therapy. we'll take a look at some american heroes getting a helping hand in the water. and he is a hero to many and he is a hero to many american gun own to -- >> bret: the national rifle association is denying several media reports it has decided to support senate majority leader harry reid over republican challenger sharron angle this fall. no matter what it does in nevada, it will continue to be a source of political controversy at times. correspondent james rosen profiles the group's leader who is having a pretty good year. >> the department of justice refuses to bring the prosecutions. >> reporter: with his tireless rounds on capitol hill, with his endless availability for interviews, and his ceaseless preaching to the faithful of last year's cpac conference. >> the lie that if we would just surrender more of our second amendment, mexican drug cartel couldn't get the guns they'd get to terrorize their people at the border. i mean give
to afghanistan for the latest on two u.s. soldiers reported missing there. has big labor lost the mojo when it comes to getting candidates elected? can dems afford to ignore the unions? good question. we will explore that. do the young cute faces make you want to buy something? advertisers are banking on it. more on that when we come back. thanks to t venture card from capital one, we gedouble miles on every purchase. so wearned an l.a. getaway twice as fast. we get double miles every time we use oucard. no matter at we're buying. and since double miles add up quick... romans! get em! [ garth ] ...we can bring the whole gang. [ sheep bleats ] it's hard to beat double miles. whoa -- he's on the list. but we're with him. [ male announcer introducing the venture card from capital one with double miles on everyurchase every day. go to capitalone.com. [ indistinct shouting ] what's in your wallet? >> brian: this is a fox news alert. 10 people have been killed and 15 injured after a mass panic broke out at a festival in germany. the deaths occurred after the authorities tried to stop thousands of
of the united states from afghanistan. >> >> and general mcchrystal, mrs. mcchrystal, members of the u.s. armed forces, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for allowing me to be part of this memorable ceremony. i am honored to be here to congratulate general mcchrystal for his immense accomplishments wearing the uniform of the united states armed forces to combat terrorism, preserve security here in the united states and fight for peace in my country, afghanistan. it is my pleasure to deliver the highest state mental awarded to him -- state medal awarded to him by our minister of national defence. general mcchrystal, the men and women of my country value your leadership. we deeply appreciate your commitment. we will never forget the sacrifices you and those under your command have made to make afghanistan, the united states and the world a safer place for children. you have made a profound impact on our struggle. it from ordinary villager to teachers, army generals, women activists, government officials, numerous afghans are proudly calling you a trusted and reliable friend. the minister is one of
laying in repose, the u.s. senator byrd's casket was moved to west virginia's capitol in charleston for the service. public viewing ends at 9:00 this morning and the memorial is at 11:30. byrd served longer and cast more votes than any other senator in u.s. history. those are your headlines. >> all right. let's talk about the big story this weekend which is, of course, the immigration situation and the president's speech on thursday. it was a big speech. all eyes on the president. a lot of rhetoric. it was almost poetic but we also sit here this morning and we ask what did we accomplish? why did he give this speech at this time, guys? still no policy. a lot of politics involved but still no policy, still no bill floated from the president. there's nothing going through the house or the senate. yet, he's pointing the finger at the republicans. >> governor jan brewer was on greta last night and she said she wanted specifics and wanted to see some sort of legislation. take a listen. >> let's be practical. if your house is burning down, you put out the fire and call the architect to se
owns "u.s. news & world report" and recently wrote the hope that fired up the election of barack obama has flickered out, leaving a national mood of despair and disappointment. the fundamental problem is starkly simple. jobs and the deepening fear among the public that the american dream is vanishing before their eyes. i was joined earlier from new york by mort zuckerman and steve forbes, chairman and ceo of forbes, incorporated. gentlemen, thank you both very much. i can't think of two better people to talk about the business climate right now. so let me just start by quoting ben bernanke, the chairman of the fed, as you well know, who called the state of the economy unusually uncertain. so i'd like to ask the two of you to give me your description of where you think the economy is right now. mr. zuckerman? >> well, i'm more or less on the pessimistic side of things. my view is that you have consumer spending, which is either flat or going down, housing, which is falling off the edge of the cliff, employment, which is still continuing to be a serious problem, and i could give you a wh
at the white house today. it is the prime minister's first official visit to the u.s. as the prime minister. alison burns joining us live in our washington, d.c. bureau with paul the details. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning, dave. just ten weeks after becoming prime minister britain's david cammer ron comes to the white house this morning. he met with president obama at the g-8 summit in canada last month. today they take on two high stakes immediate issues, bp and afghanistan. on afghanistan president obama will press cameron for continued support. the prime minister has said he wants all troops out by 2015. >> i think both they and we have said we will not be there forever. we have to stand up an afghan national squirt force, an army and police. >> reporter: on camera he has been uncomfortable with the hash grilling of bp executives over the oil spill. it is europe's second largest energy company and cameron will emphasize today that it needs to survive. cameron is also going to be talking about bp here on capitol hill with members of congress. reporting live from washingt
and their drivers. >> reporter: i am scott mcfarlane live in washington, tens of thousands of classified u.s. military records are leaked on line. what secrets are revealed. what the white house has to say about it. >> good morning, westbound 92, san mateo bridge traffic heading well out to the pence. we will tell you more about the morning commute coming up. [trumpet playing "reveille" throughou reviving the economy means reinventing the way we do business. here's to the owners showing us the way. [trumpet playing "reveille" fades to silence >>> welcome back. 5:13. the white house is now reacting to the on-line release of sensitive government documents on the war in afghanistan. the 90,000 u.s. military records give a blow-by-blow account of six years of the war. scott mcfarlane has details t morning from our washington, d.c. news room. good morning, scott. >> reporter: and good morning to you. in a statement the white house says it condemns the release of these document, saying it, puts lives of americans at risk. the website involved is called the wicki leaks. you see it on your screen ri
spill operations. former u.s. attorney general alberto gonzalez will not be charged in the firings of nine u.s. attorneys under the bush administration. after a 22 month investigation, the justice department ruled there's insufficient evidence to establish that he and his staff made misleading statements. this was not criminal. if they were political, that was not the crime. gonzalez resigned after that controversy. ineptitude and confusion, that's how they are describing officials at massy energy in the months before the explosion at a west virginia mine. that killed 29 men. they are all part of a rebuttal to massy's claim that the government forced them to make changes to reduce the volume of fresh air in the mine before the blast. the company's conduct is under federal investigation. secretary of state hillary clinton is in hanoi, vietnam this morning. she's attending an asian summit meeting where the buzz is the new sanctions she's announced against north korea. the north koreans responded by declaring the u.s. should drop the sanctions and cancel next week's military maneuvers
it was a mistake to release a terrorist who killed almost 200 americans. and some u.s. lawmakers demanding answers: i'm jon scott in for shepard smith on day 88 of our national disaster in the gulf of mexico. tonight, bp reports its new containment cap is holding and there is still no oil gushing into the gulf. we are about halfway through the 4 -hour testing period. the feds say the pressure readings are not quite as high as they would like. in this case high pressure is a good thing. but they are close enough to continue the testing for at least another few hours. after that engineers could decide to call the whole thing off and uncap the well before it possibly causes an even bigger disaster. we have team fox coverage. major garrett live at the white house. first, to the fox report's chief correspondent jonathan hunt live in port sulfur, louisiana. jonathan, what's the fear here? >> well, jon, the fear among the feds is that if the pressure of the oil is not reaching the levels that they thing they should be seeing, it might mean that the oil is leaking somewhere else along the line. if there
, it will definitely destroy this country from within. bill: so we know the u.s. now struggling to keep its head above financial waters. leaning on countries like china to buy our debt. stuart varney is anchor of varney & company on the fox business network. good morning. whenner skin bowles -- when erskine bowles says that, what does it tell new. >> it's onnous for the future. mr. bowles is saying come on, you can't go on like this but number two, he's vee -- revealed two new possibilities which are on the table as far as the commission is concerned, those two possibilities are, number one, limiting the mortgage interest deduction. that's huge. that is a mainstay of middle america, and the deduction which they get for the interest they pay on their mortgage. maybe that could be limited as a way of raising more revenue for the government. number two, possibly means testing medicare. in other words, you don't get it if you make too much money or you work too -- or you're worth too much money. those are two bomb shells, ominous bomb shells placed on the table over the weekend as to what we should or cou
treatments are so expensive that our taxpayers >> shannon: arizona governor jan brewer canceled meeting of u.s. and mexico state borders scheduled in phoenix this year. six of the governors refused to attend because of the law. we have ongoing reaction to the obama's administration decision to challenge the law. chief political correspondent looks at how carl cameron looks at how it will play with mid-term elections but we start with anita vogel on the verbal back and forth. >> reporter: now that the administration has officially launched the legal attack against arizona's immigration law, supporters are firing back. >> why isn't the federal government asking us or our help instead of suing, suing law enforcement and the state of arizona? >> this is not only a place in arizona, but there is a movement throughout the united states of people wanting action from the federal government. >> reporter: five other states are looking into drafting their own immigration legislation, but the white house hopes the administration's lawsuit will change their minds. >> the president believes we filed a stron
. this over -- this will turn over responsibility to u.s. forces by the end of this calendar year. the valley is one of the deadliest for british forces accounting for 99 of the 312 soldiers who have died in afghanistan since 2001. nato air strike killing five afghan soldiers, two others wounded. it happened southwest of kabul. the soldiers were mistaken for taliban. friendly fire problems, friction between the government and nato. that's a quick look at what's happening in the headlines right now. but not all that's happening including, you know, i was over in disney and they have british newspapers. >> yes. >> they are all over this russian spy story because this very attractive red head was married to a british guy. >> anna chapman. >> he had no idea that his one time wife was doing double duty. >> the question this morning is as you see this headline. russia seeks a spy swap. this sounds like something out of a tom clancy novel but it's absolutely true. we know the united states government and russian government is brokering a swap, could take place as early as tomorrow. we don't know if
and everyone's." as u.s. troops move out iraq, many more are moving into afghanistan. one of the best-seller lists on the "the new york times" best seller list, the laura bush biography is that no. 5. no. 12, "change your brain, change your body." "born to run," is no. 13. we encourage you to check out booktv.org in our weekend programming on c-span 2. taking a look at the other issues and guests making up the sunday morning conversation, bobby jackson. caller: the white house and congressional agenda, congress is returning this week. the midterm elections and the gulf coast oil spill. the guests on "meet the press" include robert gibbs. on abc this week, talking with david axelrod. luis gutierrez and bryan bill bread. the guests on "fox news sunday," hosted by chris wallace, david axelrod and jon kyle, as well as an interview with benjamin netanyahu. on "face the nation" on cbs, eric holder. on cnn's "state of the union," guests include david axelrod, new mexico governor bill richardson, a trend frank, and kenneth feinberg, administrator of the gulf coast oil spill victims compensati
is creating jobs. then he will attend fundraisers for the u.s. senate candidate. he is the democratic hopeful to face republican senator kit bond who is retiring. off to vegas where the president will stump for majority leader harry reid. a plane powered completely by the sun landed this morning in switzerland. it took off from the same airfield 24 hours ago. the four engine aircraft has 12,000 solar cells on their wings. they were able to absorb enough light during the day to keep the plane going at night. the ultimate plan, to fly the plane around the world. >> that is so cool. save money on gas. all right. let's talk a little bit about this. well, it was supposed to be the 28th annual time that governors from the u.s. and the mexican side of the border as well get together to discuss all their problems. but jan brewer who is set to host it in phoenix got some bad news. a bunch of the governors from mexico said, you know what? we're gonna boycott. she in turn said, hold it. you can't boycott because i'm going to cancel it. well, now -- >> you can't fire me, i quit. >> here's the problem, th
economy, nothing is big as the u.s., but something more like the u.s.? no reason it couldn't scale. e-mac is right. you have to force people to save and save them in a safe investment. they will choose to do that because pay-out are higher than the 12 grand a year on average. the other issue, earlier in week, the president gave a very dull, uninspired talk on immigration reform. on one matter he is right. if we are going to solve the social security problem in the united states we need more people, which means we have to fast track a path to legal immigration in this country. >> david: victoria, go ahead. >> that's true. my concern is if we don't question the fundamental idea of social security in this country, the tax is going to go up. that is going to dampen the economy in the long run. >> david: the problem with the social security, it's turned into a welfare problem. that is the problem. >> no reserves are set aside for it. so current generation, money and wealth in the nation to pay the benefit but for younger people if the monies go into even fixed income securities, not only w
in afghanistan, now getting word that one of the u.s. service members is dead, and the other being held by the taliban. we will continue to have more on the breaking story. for now, time to say good-bye. thank you for being here. candy crowley, it's all yours. >>> not much time for democrats to turn around what may be a rough election day focused on one issue, the economy. the unemployment rate was 6.9% when president obama was elected. 18 months ago, his administration released a report saying if congress passed a stimulus plan unemployment would stay below 8%. congress did pass that stimulus bill. unemployment is now 9.5%, and 14 million americans out of work. friday, the white house projected the jobless rate will remain above 9% until 2012. >>> americans are feeling the pain. only 22% say the economic conditions are good, and 78% say they are poor. for democrats, the numbers do not add up to a promising november. today, unemployment and a recovery that doesn't feel like one, with business leaders mort zuckerman and steve forbes. >> unless the president deals credibly with the uncert
virginia. today i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. a new sign today that the u.s. economy could be in for another slowdown. consumer sentiment plummeted to it's nearest level for more than a year. co-host of the daily rundown and head of our political unit as well. you have so many titles i can't keep them straight. but you are the man because you sat down with the man, with president obama yesterday. let's talk about your exclusive interview and what he had to say about the economy. taking a look at first of all, his fears about the future -- the growth level and when we're going to begin to see jobs, let's watch. >> the economy is definitely growing. and we are definitely seeing additional hiring. >> should we fear a double dip? >> here's what we should fear. that if we don't keep track, keep on track with the policies that we put in place, if we started seeing for example a wrenching reverse tall in the investments, we could end up having problems, we could further slow growth. the main thing that keeps me up at night right now is that we lost 8 million jobs, the month i was
spill containment effort for the u.s. government is more cautious. >> we are down to the final days and weeks and closing in to a point where we can intercept the well. our target date remains in middle of august because of a number of uncertainties related to what happened. crews expect to reach existing well and drill into its outer casing. if the oil is coming up through all the different rings of the well, then it will likely take until the middle of august to cap the flow of mud and cement. only coming up, the well's center pipe it could be sooner. still a single major storm is enough to cause delays. >>> federal appeals found in new orleans will hear arguments this afternoon in the government's bid to keep up a moyer toirm on offshore drilling. was declared after the rig exploded killing 11 workers and sending that oil into the gulf of mexico. the interior department halted new permits for deep water projects and suspended drillings on 33 exploratory wells. the justice department is appealing a judge's ruling overturning that six month moratorium. >> a russian man convicted of
. some of the best ideas so far are pete moss, polymers and cotton finders. >>> the late u.s. senator robert byrd is being remembered today in his home state of west virginia. thousands are attaining a memorial service. president obama, vice-president biden and other leaders are also on hand. byrd passed away on monday at the age of 92. he will be layed to rest in a suburb of washington, d.c., on tuesday. he was the longest serving senator in u.s. history. >>> coming up next, cruising il- - cruisin' illinois. this week we will go on a tour of havana. havana, illinois. >> not cuba. and then later in lunch break the chef from morton steak house will show us the perfect way to prepare a steak on the grill. (announcer) are you living with crohn's disease? never know when i'll have a flare. the pain is bad. going out means planning every detail. missed my best friend's wedding. so many pills. (announcer) if you're on medication and still having flares, your crohn's disease may not be under control. go to livingwithcrohn'sdisease.com and take the crohn's control quiz. talk to your gastroent
's appeal. lawyers for the state's governor jan brewer have officially filed with the ninth u.s. circuit of appeals in san francisco as part of the fight for a tough new immigration law. that law that governor brewer officially says officially went into law after midnight but only after a federal judge blocked the vast majority of the most controversial elements like requiring police officers who were enforcing other laws to check the status of any suspected illegals. demonstrators gathered in the streets of phoenix today to show their opposition to the new immigration law. ♪ power to the people ♪ no one is illegal. >> shepard: place say officers in riot gear arrested dozens of people. as far as we could tell, things were relatively peaceful with no violence reported. >> another indication of how emotionally and politically charged this issue is as we await word on the appeal. casey stegall on fox top story live tonight in the valley of the sun. when do we expect some action on the state's new file, casey? >> shep it, may be an expedited appeal. it is still very long and the process
and destroy the mood for nuclear talks. the warning comes just hours before u.n. and u.s. officials meet with both north korea and south korea over the sinking of a warship back in march. international investigators now say the north was behind those attacks that killed 46 sailors, pyongyang denies it. just about any criminal can steal a car but a former g.m. employee is accused of stealing something much more valuable. car secrets. the engineer and her husband pleading not guilty today to accusations they tried to steal information about the company's hybrid cars. prosecutors say the couple copied thousands of documents on hybrids so that they could sell the information to g.m.'s competitors in china. that's where the real trouble comes in because in the words of the fbi's boss in detroit. theft of trade secrets is a threat to national security. g.m. reportedly stems the value of the stolen documents at 40 million bucks. the suspect is free on bond, at least for now. well, there are new details tonight about alvin greene. he is the once surprised democratic candidate for south carolina'
. hopefully they can start that trend in the u.s. >> it would be great. if you get tired of the news business, do you think you'd ever consider? >> going around to the farm? oh, man. >> look at that. what a pretty couple. >> you're new here and people are starting to get to know you a little better. city guy or country guy? >> much more a city guy. i grew up in suburban new jersey, then north carolina, then new orleans, then back to new york. definitely a city guy. [ female announcer ] experience a world of faster online possibilities with superfast internet your whole family can use. order online now and choose your speed for just $24.95 a month with select services and a 1-year price guarantee. that's a savings of up to $180 in 12 months. stay connected with superfast internet at home. faster browsing, faster downloads all at a great price. plus, at&t high speed internet at home includes access to at&t's entire national wi-fi network on the go at no extra charge. so, order online now and choose your speed for just $24.95 a month with select services a price guaran
on funding for the u.s. military? >caller: democrats are trying to pass a house approved senate appropriations bill that would fund operations in iraq and afghanistan and would add $22.8 billion in domestic discretionary spending, including $10 billion for an education jobs fund. house democrats added a bunch of money to the supplemental. the senate this week is going to try to pass the house bill but democratic leaders in the senate are not optimistic. they do not think that they will get the votes that they need, they do not think enough republicans will support the house bill, but they are going to try and ways to prove to the speaker that they give it a shot. host: will they meet the deadline? caller: gates was on the hill last week, telling them that if congress does not pass this extra funding for the troops by the august recess, which is scheduled to begin august 6 in the senate, they would not be able to pay the troops. they would run out of money to pay the troops. it has to be done before congress leaves for the august recess. it is safe to say that it will happen. dem
in the u.s. to the suspects, they're going to be sent home to russia as well. can you imagine? born in america, they have no idea their parents are spies. homicide bomber on a motorcycle murdered, 55 people in pakistan. now 28 prisoners are on the loose. getting a first look at the aftermath this morning. the deadly attack happening in the tribal region. 80 other people were hurt. a local government official says his office was the target but he escaped unharmed. we know the identities of three men killed in the coast guard helicopter crash off the washington coast. air crewmen red banks, adam hokes and lieutenant shawn krueger died when the j-hawk helicopter crashed. another lieutenant survived the crashed. he's being treated with nonlife threatening injuries. the cause of the crash is being investigated. those are the headlines for a friday. >> let's take a look at something else. president obama will give another big speech on the economy today. this is sin city where the unemployment rate, oh, boy, 14% but he found time for politics, too, stumping for senate majority leader harr
under u.s. legislation passed last year tripling civilian aid to $7.5 billion over the next five years, secretary clinton hopes to draw the two countries closer in trust and strengthen their joint efforts to fight al-qaida and the taliban. >> this is the most significant, concrete achievement between these two neighbors in nearly 50 years. i believe it will go a long way towards strengthening regional economic ties, creating jobs in both countries and promoting sustainable economic development. >> and the foreign minister for pakistan explained the country's leadership is encouraged by the dialogue between the two nations adding that it is important to build a people centered relationship. such a partnership, he says, is essential to fighting terrorism and extremism. pakistan is undergoing many changes right now, he added. economic and socially adding that it is a country that's moving towards democracy and pakistan's foreign minister adds they have two priorities. peace and prosperity. becoming a partner in the international community. later today, as you mentioned, ali, secretary c
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